With the threat of severe weather on Thursday, February 17th, schools across West Alabama are making plans on how they will each handle the day. Stay up to date on this post for all the latest information on your affected school zones.

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Tuscaloosa City Schools will release early based on school level. Elementary classes will release at 11:30 a.m., middle school classes will release at noon and high school classes will release at 12:30 p.m.

All after-school activities for Tuscaloosa City Schools are canceled.

The announcement from Facebook can be seen below.

Hale County students will be dismissed at 11:30 am on Thursday. The Hale County Board of Education made the announcement via Facebook.

The City of Eutaw announced a closure as well. Eutaw City Hall will be closing tomorrow at noon, according to a Facebook post from the City of Eutaw.

Thursday's weather threats include:

Non-thunderstorm wind gusts of 30-45 MPH with locally higher gusts can bring down trees and powerlines.

Damaging straight-line winds of 60-70 MPH are possible during thunderstorms.

Tornadoes (Best chance within the Enhanced Risk Area)

Quarter size hail cannot be ruled out

Click here for the full weather outlook for Thursday's severe weather threat.

 

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